Richard Dama, LPC, Counseling & Clinical Hypnotherapy

Trauma/PTSD

Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Good morning my friends. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and I just wanted to check in to let you know that I’m still alive (I imagine that money is now exchanging hands from those who picked me…

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Mental Health Diagnoses: The Developing Science

Mental Health Diagnoses: The Developing Science

Yesterday morning, while driving to work I heard an exciting and very encouraging story on NPR regarding the use of biomarkers in the diagnosis of mental disorders. The technology is still largely in its infancy, but as work continues the…

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Stress, Anxiety or Fear? Part 2

Stress, Anxiety or Fear? Part 2

Welcome back to the second installment in our series “Stress, Anxiety or Fear?” Last time we established working definitions of all three conditions and today, I would like to examine the difference between “normal” anxiety and anxiety disorders, as well…

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Nightmares and Night Terrors

Nightmares and Night Terrors

Nightmares and Night Terrors  Have you ever had a dream that’s so realistic and lifelike that you’re not sure if you are dreaming until you open your eyes? I’m sure we all have had those at one time or another…

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Overcoming Fears, Phobias and Trauma with the Rewind Technique

Overcoming Fears, Phobias and Trauma with the Rewind Technique

OVERCOMING FEARS, PHOBIAS AND TRAUMA WITH THE REWIND TECHNIQUE Do you have a particular fear that is so intense that you avoid, not only the thing or situation itself, but anything that would even cause you to think of it?…

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Post-traumatic Stress Disroder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Post-traumatic Stress Disroder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Not Just for Combat Veterans It seems that not a day goes by that we don’t see a news story about PTSD; usually in the context of the problems encountered by our military heroes returning from…

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